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Kimberly Tweed
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Spreading awesome around the world since some arbitrary date
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This year's NWDSA/ABI Toast to Inclusion is a little earlier - it's Monday, Nov 30. This year we have another great tap list, with kegs donated by +Pfriem Family Brewers +Fort George Brewery, Crux Fermentation Project, and +2 Towns Ciderhouse - as well as some amazing wine from the fine folks at +Bergström Winery & Tasting Room.
All proceeds from beer, wine, and cider go straight to the NWDSA's Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort program, giving families of children with disabilities access to information and resources that they need to help their kids get equitable placements in school from day one.
So stop in, have a pint or fill a growler - win a prize or buy an auction item... and enjoy yourself. After all, it's for the kids!
#kegsforkids #oregoncraftbeer #oregoncraftcider #craftbrewingislove #togetherwearemore
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I don't go out of my way to ask people for stuff - I do work pretty hard to support the causes that are near and dear to us throughout the year, and this is the big one... So please, if you'd like to literally give you 2¢ to a cause on my behalf - now is the time.
Better still, register and come walk with us September 19th. It'll be a great, family-friendly day out and the walk is truly accessible to anyone with the will to complete it (think more "walk around the block" than vicious mud-slinging 5k). Great people, great photo opps, free lunch, free ice cream, free coffee... free warm glow of satisfaction from doing a great thing... 
And obviously, we're happy to just shut up and take your money...
Do something amazing - support #NorthWestDownSyndromeAssociation  in their ongoing mission to provide an inclusive world for all our children. #allmeansall   #togetherwearemore   #teampickles  

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This is what severe bilateral metatarsus adductus looks like... yeah, it hurts. Sweet Angelina has already spent two years of her life with her feet and legs in casts. Now she relies on custom orthotics that her family's insurance refuses to cover, and while everyone is busy arguing about it, Angel is sidelined from playtime and in agony from normal things that little kids enjoy. If you do a good thing today, make it this one. All kids deserve to play. #Orthotics4Angel http://www.gofundme.com/bn3pvzx8
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Join us if you're here (or even if you're not) for the annual NWDSA Portland Metro Buddy Walk on September 19...
It's a great, family-friendly day out with games, food, entertainment, friends and a whole lot of pride. There're auctions and raffles to win, more people in matching t-shirts than should be strictly legal, and more fun than I can adequately quantify in mere words and pixels.
#togetherwearemore   #teampickles   #nwdsa   #allbornin  

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Because I haven't posted anything in ages and nothing I have from the beach this weekend really fits with all those fancy landscape themes... I give you some boys with kites for +Beach Sunday curated by +Ross Campbell  #beachsunday   #goflyakite   #welcomespring   #lowtide   #longbeach  
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March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. 3/21 for the three copies of that pesky 21st chromosome that means instead of being "normal" you have "Down syndrome"... 
You also have a raft of special teachers and special doctors and special therapists and special specialists and special helpers that exist for the sole and exclusive purpose of normalizing your wellness, your abilities, your routines, your reactions, your skills, your functionality...but who wants to be normal, and what the hell does that even mean? 
I was never normal - and I'm pretty sure the lion's share of people I have found worthy of my time and attention on this journey through life weren't entirely normal either. The real secret of life is nothing to do with loving what you do or finding your zen place. It resides in the core of realizing that nothing is normal...and everything is amazing.
Nicky gives zero fucks. 
That is his power, and don't let your reaction to the f-bomb diminish it. He loves, he plays, he laughs, he runs, he learns, he screams, he tickles...he cherishes his interaction with everything ordinary and extraordinary all day long - and he doesn't care if you like it. He doesn't care if you like him. He just is who he is and he isn't going to apologize for liking NOFX even if that is "inappropriate" for a six year old. He also really digs the water park, despite being less than a fan of the bathtub. 
He is his own zen place. He is his own normal. And he is an absolute jewel for showing everyone, every day, that whatever they are, they're just fine.
#wdsd15   #wdsd2015   #allbornin   #downsyndrome   #kegsforkids   #allmeansall   #beholdmyfield  
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It'll be the most legitimate drink you've had all year, I promise.
Come out and join us next Monday in the +Bad Habit Room behind +Saraveza from 5 to 10pm, raise a glass to a truly worthy cause. 
Pfriem's Winter Ale, Squash Buckler from +Fort George Brewery, +Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom's Vaproizer, Ginja Ninja from +2 Towns Ciderhouse... We'll offer growler fills for the introverts who'd rather grab and go, awesome raffle and auction items for those who like to hang around and raise a glass to inclusive education for all our kids... #kegsforkids   #allmeansall  
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It'll be the most legitimate drink you've had all year, I promise.
Come out and join us next Monday in the +Bad Habit Room behind +Saraveza from 5 to 10pm, raise a glass to a truly worthy cause. 
Pfriem's Winter Ale, Squash Buckler from +Fort George Brewery, +Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom's Vaproizer, Ginja Ninja from +2 Towns Ciderhouse... We'll offer growler fills for the introverts who'd rather grab and go, awesome raffle and auction items for those who like to hang around and raise a glass to inclusive education for all our kids... #kegsforkids   #allmeansall   #craftbeerphilanthropy  
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It's coming...
#kegsforkids   #allmeansall   #allbornin  
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